Keeping Up with Ron, Sara, Jackson and Addie

Monday, July 30, 2012


I am pretty sure these kids had a great time camping at Lake Elmo Park Preserve, even if we didn't go swimming. The pool had some issues with cryptosporidium and we decided not to risk it.

There were s'mores, campfires, water fights, fishing and book reading going on.

Malak was there for some of the trip too but missed the one picture I took while we were there.

One of my favorite parts was my run through the park. It was beautiful and quiet and new.

We were disappointed to be packing up in the rain but it was still a successful camping trip!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Another busy weekend

Here it was in iPhone photos:
Visited the Fulton Brewery for the first time!
I went to the Twins game with Ron, Cari and her friend Amy.  Met up with Joann Eichten at the Twins game for a photo! Gary threw out the first pitch of the game.
Sang Take me out to the Ball Game with Cari on the Jumbotron!
Watched Jackson at t-ball practice.
We checked out the Dinosaur exhibit at the Minnesota Zoo!
More dinosaurs
Dinosaurs at the MN Zoo
Participated in The Color Run with our friend Mary.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Camping in Pattison State Park

Parade in Spooner Wisconsin
The Falls at Pattison State Park
Time for a hike
Goofy Photo First!
Look at me!
Tree Climber
Buck Hunter

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Ron and friends did the warrior dash again this year. A 5k run with crazy obstacles along the way. Running through mud and over fire... What a crazy time!

Friday night

On Friday nights in north st.paul there is a great old car show that we go to a couple of times during the summer. It's great to cruise the street with my corn dog and people watch. The kids love the face painting, balloon animals and ice cream that can be found there. Last weekend we were joined by grandma jan and uncle mike.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kids are FUN

Is able to write his name without help
Can read/write easy three letter words
Can add together numbers under 12
Can add three numbers together as long as they are all under 12
Is making his own breakfast
Likes to tell jokes
Really enjoys choosing your own adventure stories
Plays a lot on the iPad
Brings up the trash barrels
Can run .25 miles with me
Is a fast runner
Will put submerge his head in water
Jumps off a diving board with a life jacket on

Is able to put on her own shoes
Scrapes her finished plate into the garbage
Can reach her pedals on her big wheel
Gets her own pull up and pajamas before bed
Puts on chapstick, a lot
Is learning to buckle her car seat
Loves water
Still wears pull-ups at night
Doesn't get down from her bed when she wakes
Knows her name starts with A
Still doesn't like barrettes in her hair
Brushes her own teeth
Picks out her clothes